Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

/ Dec 29, 2016

Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

Madrid’s City Hall announced Wednesday it had ordered half of most private cars off the roads to fight a particularly bad bout of pollution, a first in Spain. From Thursday, between 0530 GMT and 2000 GMT, “vehicles with even-number registration plates will be allowed ...

Dec 18, 2015

Beijing issues second smog red alert of the month

China’s capital Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close. A wave of smog is due to settle over the city of 22.5 million from Saturday to Tuesday. Levels of PM2.5, the ...

Beijing lifts smog red alert

/ Dec 10, 2015

Beijing lifts smog red alert

Beijing’s first ever red alert for smog was lifted Thursday, as blue skies and sunshine replaced the thick haze that covered the city for days. The Chinese capital put its air pollution emergency plan into action earlier this week, pulling half of all private ...